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Third Stakes winner for Canford Cliffs

Third Stakes winner for Canford Cliffs

Blue Gum Farm’s high achieving young shuttler Canford Cliffs (IRE) added a third stakes-winner to his tally when two year-old filly Aktoria won the Listed Prix Six Perfections at Deauville in France overnight.

Placed in three of her four previous starts, Aktoria broke through to win the seven furlong race by a length and a quarter as favourite for the Carlos Laffon-Parias stable.

A half-sister to Group II placed Galaktea, she is the best of six winners from Zafonic mare Granadilla.

Aktoria is the 18th first crop winner for Canford Cliffs, who also tasted success at Newmarket where two year-old filly Holy Grail won her second race from four starts.

A five-time Group I winner Canford Cliffs returns to Blue Gum Farm at a fee of $13,750 and will have his first Australian runners this season.

Canford Cliffs covered 83 mares in Australia last year and among those mares was Black Caviar and All Too Hard’s dam Helsinge, who is due to foal to the promising young sire later this spring.

Source Breednet